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by rxlexi
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Vague but cool idea, and if nothing else happens but the renovation of the Heim warehouse that is still a big win. And, a great example of "buying local" translating directly into increased investment in KC. Reiger makes good stuff and it would be nice to see this turn into a public destin...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homogenization of KC
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Homogenization of KC

My two cents is that we have done a very poor job developing/sharing what is "unique" about KC among American cities. I am not worried at all about "protecting" anything, rather, investing in/pushing/developing those aspects unique to our culture/sense of place. This includes our...
by rxlexi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138561

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Also on NPR, Gerend noted that lanes, stops, and fares are all up in the air at this point. He also noted that 39th street is the highest east-west bus route in the city. Hopefully, a route from the east side to KU Med on 39th is in our future. I don't like hearing that fares are up in the air. KC ...
by rxlexi
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 5632

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

You know all we really need to do here is dig a massive underground garage and then build the worlds tallest fountain on top. Only half kidding, it would be awesome! Instant KC icon right in the heart of downtown. Realistically if at all possible it would be great if the design could incorporate the...
by rxlexi
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 81
Views: 5632

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

Something needs to change at Barney Allis Plaza, glad it is seriously being discussed. It's an attractive site and could be a centerpiece for the convention district downtown, despite the Bartle Hall wall along the west side. I don't want to see just a big open lawn here. Ideally there will be progr...
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69963

Re: Troost developments

MAC would have included the Marquette building in the development plan, but they don't own that one either. It is very sad this is an Abnos building - it's always been quite attractive and adds significantly to the historic feel and scale of Armour Blvd here. Am curious what MAC thinks of this situ...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Closed Bars and Restaurants
Replies: 1175
Views: 103620

Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

I ate there a bunch of times shortly after they opened. I thought it was quite good at the time, although it's no surprise that it trended downward after Dalzell got run out of town. My sole (relatively) recent visit wasn't terrible, but wasn't really up to par either. Too bad. Agreed. Went all the...
by rxlexi
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Six Light
Replies: 149
Views: 12486

Re: Six Light

We wouldn’t buy a lot and build a new glassy modern building in the crossroads. Bummer. :) I hope to see companies/investors other than Cordish get involved in new-build high-rise residential sooner than later. I'll welcome all the Light towers we can get but additional players are needed if KC is ...
by rxlexi
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69963

Re: Troost developments

That’s funny but there are people complaining that this proposal violates the area plan, which by reference incorporates a 2015 MARC study that proposed a one story medical office building and some 2 story townhouses for those corners. Honestly there would be less of a fight if MAC used all 4 corne...
by rxlexi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 638
Views: 69963

Re: Troost developments

I appreciate all of these Troost and North Hyde Park updates. Would love to see the little node along 33rd/Gillham (Sidestreet Bar etc.) over to the current Bike/Walk KC office shift to retail use and form a small neighborhood center. RE: MAC development at Armour and Troost: as these buildings will...
by rxlexi
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3364
Views: 282797

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

At the risk of taking the thread off-topic, it pleases me that I'm not the only one that misses the AMC Mainstreet theater. I thought it one of the nicest theaters I had ever attended - a significantly better experience than Alamo in every way. Alamo is fine and I can appreciate their quirkiness but...
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 276
Views: 34042

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

Sounds like they're activating the bar next to the old restaurant. I think Savoy technically used that space, but I never saw anyone staffing it (let alone any patrons). Exciting! Hoping the bar side of the restaurant that included the murals, Truman booth and original leather bar top is restored b...
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 287
Views: 36080

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Good points above and I don't disagree; particularly with adding another cultural jewel downtown. Frankly it would be awesome to see a cultural village along the lines of Lincoln Center with the conservatory, PAC, a film center, etc. However, the comments regarding "which existing campus" ...
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Housing Prices
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Housing Prices

I mean you wouldn't really want to leave God's Country for JoCo anyway, amiright :D Good call I say. My brother commutes from Briarcliff to Honeywell NNSA daily, 24 miles each way, so you're not alone. A big chunk of his commute time is river crossing and traffic around the downtown loop. A new Broa...
by rxlexi
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 287
Views: 36080

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

Counterpoint - I might actually prefer a new conservatory on the UMKC campus. I badly want to see this happen either way, and the Juilliard-esque synergy with Kauffman Center would be unique, and ideal. But I'd also like to see UMKC campus become a much more desirable destination. The lots surroundi...
by rxlexi
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 437
Views: 52200

Re: 18th and Vine

Most excellent news. I've never understood why 18th & Vine hasn't attempted a sort of mini-Beale Street vibe along with the museums. To me this is the only real way forward, with the various cultural institutions as anchors. On a side note, really wish the Peach Tree had never closed the 18th lo...
by rxlexi
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Xroads James Beard District
Replies: 50
Views: 5422

Re: Xroads James Beard District

Looking forward to the new MS concept, and still enjoy Extra Virgin. Extremely disappointing that the prominent old corner space will be used for "events".

We've gotta be approaching peak "event space" in the xroads, right?
by rxlexi
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Freshwater - Midtown
Replies: 50
Views: 5434

Re: Freshwater - Midtown

I had dinner at Revival at the Hotel Frederick in Boonville a few weeks ago and spoke with Chef Davis about his return to the Freshwater concept. He said he felt like he really had "something special" going on in that space specifically, was on a roll, and wanted to capture that vibe again...
by rxlexi
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3364
Views: 282797

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

This is the first I've heard of the Nordstrom/Capital/Cinemark rumors but that development would be perfect and makes all kinds of sense.

Here's hoping, would be a great shift for the plaza. It would be nice to maintain a smaller, more upscale theater or live performance venue, however.
by rxlexi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 307
Views: 26000

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

FYI - here is the STL proposal. Not sure how feasible but I really dig it. Proposes using the empty AT&T building downtown for phase 1. And eventually...gondolas! https://stlouishustle.com/ https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10762641/hustle-amazon-rfp-response-open.pdf Are we anticipating being able...

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